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Congratulations on applying for the Prime Minsiter’s MacDiarmid Emerging Scientist Prize. We would like to make this process as simple and stress-less as possible. If you have any questions at all then please make contact at 


It is important before you do anything that you read the Guidelines for this particular prize. It would be a good idea to download and print so that you have these on hand to refer to.  Guidelines for the Prime Minister’s Emerging Scientitst Prize 2020

Before you start the process it would be appreciated if you could send the ‘notification of interest’ form back to as soon as possible.

You and your supporters are required to complete the appropriate forms below.  These need to be downloaded onto a computer, completed and sent back to by 5pm on 9 October 2020.

Notification of Interest for Prime Minister’s Emerging Scientist Prize Form

1. Entrant Form PMESP 2020

2. Summary of Research Form PMESP 2020

3. Declaration of Assurance Form PMESP 2020

4. Terms and Conditions PMESP 2020

5. Supporter 1 Form PMESP 2020

6. Supporter 2 Form PMESP 2020



You must also include in your application:

  • 2 page standard CV
  • Evidence portfolio of up to 10 pages (please send this as a PDF)
  • Copy of birth certificate or passport as evidence that you are a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident of New Zealand
  • All of the above forms.

Please send complete application by 5pm on 9 October 2020 to